HIWeather International Coordination Office visited IRDR International Programme Office on 4 November 2019 for further collaboration. The High Impact Weather project (HIWeather) is a ten year activity within the World Weather Research Programm. The Executive Director of IRDR Prof. Qunli Han updated IRDR recent activities especially on the Science and Policy Forum in 2019 Global …

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Climate Change and Displacement Climate change and natural disasters can add to and worsen the threats that force people to flee across international borders. The interplay between climate, conflict, poverty and persecution greatly increases the complexity of refugee emergencies. Victoria, Australia – National Climate Change and Agriculture Plan Agreed Australian …

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IRDR young scientists Dr. Johnrev Guilaran published a paper with colleagues on the Disasters.   This scoping review provides a summary of research findings on social support dynamics in the aftermath of disasters that occurred on the continent of Australia and Oceania between 1983 and 2013. Forty‐one studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that investigated different …

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“If you ask us for ideas, act on them” – Youth call out UN, world leaders on climate action The Youth Climate Action Summit brought youth climate champions together from more than 140 countries and territories to a platform to share their solutions on the global stage, and deliver a clear message to world leaders: …

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Walloped by heatwave, Greenland sees massive ice melt The heatwave that smashed high-temperature records in five European countries is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. How investing in early warning systems proves beneficial A team including Dr Bapon SHM Fakhruddin, Technical Director …

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A new national early warning system for cyclones would reduce the losses they cause to Samoa by as much as 80 per cent and pay for itself more than six times over, a new report has found. The authors, Dr. Fakhruddin and Schick are from Tonkin + Taylor International and the New Zealand Risk Interpretation …

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Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launched The new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full spectrum of local and regional terminology. The most “unsexy” …

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